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  • Notes…
    • Confidentiality is paramount to DEL. We have not included any reference to individuals or Clients.
    • Douglas Estimating Ltd project list is exhaustive so only examples have been used.
    • We work with many established Construction firms throughout Ireland and our business model is fundamentally based on repeat business.
    • DEL only price work for Main Contractors up to a Capital Notional Valve of €2million.

Remeasure Example…

  • Douglas Estimating Ltd recently carried out a re-measure for a large-scale Tier 1 Main Contractor. DEL had been approached by another independent Consultant to help re-measure a 250-apartment complex (€60m). The workload was split and DEL had been tasked with remeasuring the Superstructure work while the other Consultant was tasked with the basement and external works. The project contained three apartment blocks in a prime city location. Upon completion of the remeasure, several documents were also issued explaining the difference between the original BOQ and our findings. The following is a list of element tasks carried out by DEL:
    • (21)External Walls
    • (22) Internal Wall & Partitions
    • (28) Frame
    • (31) External Wall Completions
    • (32) Internal Wall Completions
    • (34) Stairs, Ramp Completions
    • (35) Suspended Ceilings
    • (37) Roof Completions
    • (41) Wall Finishes Externally
    • (42) Wall Finishes Internally
    • (43) Floor Finishes
    • (44) Stairs, Ramps Finishes
    • (45) Ceiling Finishes
    • (47) Roof Finishes
    • (52) Rainwater Installations
    • (74) Sanitaryware
    • (79) Built-in Joinery and Fittings
    • On completion of the remeasuring exercise, an Excel spreadsheet was issued aligning our figures with the original figures
    • In addition to the above, a separate Excel spreadsheet was attached which highlighted missed items and items that would need to be discussed between the Main Contractor and the Design Team
    • We are delighted to say the project had been awarded to the Main Contractor

Sub-contractor BoQ Packages Example…

  • Douglas Estimating Ltd has recently been carrying out Quantity Surveying services for a well-established large Dublin base Tier 1 Contractor and who carries out projects throughout Ireland. We have carried out several projects to date and aim to build a reputable business relationship with the Company. In this job, DEL has been tasked in preparing Sub-contractors pricing packages. DEL preformed the following tasks so that the Main Contractor can issue to the Sub-contractors:
    • Upload PDF drawings to the electronic measurement system
    • Scale check all drawings
    • Measure all relative items for that particular package
    • Prepare an Excel pricing document containing the following elements
    • Summary Page
    • Preliminaries
    • Subcontractors package, i.e., floor finishes for example
    • Dayworks schedule
    • Attendances sheet
    • Tender addendum
    • Check list for the Subcontractor

Pricing Tendered BOQ’s Example…

  • Douglas Estimating Ltd has recently been carrying out Quantity Surveying services for a well-established building Contractor based in Dublin. DEL only price work for Main Contractors up to a Capital Notional Valve of €2million. The project consisted of a new extension, out buildings, existing house renovations, upgrade works and finally external site & landscaping works (circa. €1m). As this project was a yellow form of Contract, elements did not need to be measured out. DEL prepared and filled out all the rates as per the BOQ pricing document and issued the Contractor an Excel spreadsheet giving the breakdown of the rates which included Material, Labour, Plant, Overheads and Profit Margins. DEL are happy to report that the Contractor was successful, and the works will start in due course. The building work costs where split into the following sections:
    • Works to Existing House
    • Works to New Extension
    • Works to External Sheds
    • Works for Drainage
    • Preliminaries

Measuring & Pricing Project Example…

  • DEL where approached by a local Contractor in Donegal to measure and priced a new house build project (circa €600k). DEL spoke at length with the Contractor to try and identify their strengths and their weaknesses. This action was to analysis areas of works that could be more competitively priced. DEL carried out all electronic measures and produced a detailed Tender Submission on behalf of the Contractor. The report was broken down into the following sections:
  • Cover Page
  • Index page
  • Notes & Exclusions Page
  • Summary Breakdown Page
  • Form of Tender Page
  • Pie Chart Illustration Page
  • Appendix A Page giving detail breakdowns to each of the below heading…
    • Preliminaries
    • Construction Guarantee Bond
    • Provisional Allowances
    • PC Sums
    • Profit and Attendances on PC Sums
    • Main Building Works
      • Site Preparation
      • Substructures
      • External Walls
      • Internal Walls
      • Floors
      • Structural Steel Works
      • Roof Structure
      • External Wall Completions
      • Internal Wall Completions
      • Roof Completions
      • Wall Finishes Externally
      • Wall Finishes Internally
      • Floor Finishes
      • Roof Finishes
      • Soffit Finishes
      • Rainwater Installation
      • Sanitaryware Installation
      • Building Fittings
    • External Works
      • Site Services
      • Footpaths
      • Paved Areas
      • Front Paved Areas
      • Driveways
      • Landscaping
    • Site Works
      • Stone walls
      • Entrance ways
      • Fencing